Project Traxxas slash trophy truck custom build!

LoganLemx

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So I had a complete slash and a parts slash laying around so I decided to mash them together to create a rear solid axle trophy truck. at the time of me posting it I have already started the build. My ideas for it is a crawler rear solid axle and a custom-built cage. I have never braised before so bear with me it might look bad when I get around to it. At the time of me posting this I have located the ESC receiver and the transmission. (See picture below for reference) moved the transmission to where the ESC used to be. I had to raise it up a little bit after I dremeled it out because of the sloped sides. To be able to use one drive shaft going to the rear I had to J-B Weld the diff together so both axles would spin at the same time. For the rear axle I was planning on using a cheap Amazon axle it was like 40 bucks so I thought I would give it a shot. I had to dremel out the area where the drive shaft is so that it would clear the edge on the chassis. How do you insert a image from your phone I sat here for like 30 minutes trying to figure it out?
 

Carnitas

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I love a trophy truck build! On uploading pictures, you can pay for a membership, or you have to upload your picture to an image hosting website and then copy/paste the link.
 

imthatguy

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I love a trophy truck build! On uploading pictures, you can pay for a membership, or you have to upload your picture to an image hosting website and then copy/paste the link.

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This subform is for scale accurate builds. Moved it for you.
 

LoganLemx

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Well I figured it out!
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LoganLemx

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Bought over 15 ft of tubing and some plates. About $50USD. Might be too much if so I have other ideas for it.
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LoganLemx

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Today's update I realized I still need to buy my rear axle and my links. I am planning on building a cage out of wood first then the finished product will be aluminum and brass. Well I found some inspiration for the cage (see pics below). The chassis length now is way too long. I am going to cut it down and do a side ways battery tray. I feel it will look more scale that way. The pics below are the real things I will try to incorporate things I like into the build. How much should I chop off? (See pic below for what I think)
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LoganLemx

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Todays update,
So I decided to start from scratch. I am going to build my cage and chassis first then figure out how I am going to do the transmission, electronics, axles, etc.

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Panther6834

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Todays update,
So I decided to start from scratch. I am going to build my cage and chassis first then figure out how I am going to do the transmission, electronics, axles, etc.

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Probably smarter that way. Not that I've ever built something like what you're trying to do...but, if you check what others have done when scratch-building rock racers, I believe that's the same "order of things" they typically follow. I'm not even remotely interested in attempting anything similar...but, I am interested in how your project comes along - will be watching.


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LoganLemx

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Hi guys sorry I haven't posted in a little while I've had other things to do and I took a little break. So far I have built the wooden cage templates only the cab. I returned the original tubing I bought and decided to go the steel route. I found some steel on Amazon for about 12 bucks for 72 inches it's a pretty good deal. The diameter is 3/16in. Well I'm editing this now because I accidentally hit post. I am using some wooden skewers for creating a frame. I feel and helps if you print out the templates to scale. To hold the skewers together I am using a hot glue gun. I tested it on a couple bodies I have and it's not fitting but I feel it doesn't have to to look good. I'm thinking it might fit a crawler body if you can test them your local hobby shop. I think I would like it without a body anyway. At this point I would need to know if I should do a four-wheel Drive at the point of posting it is pretty much set up to be a four-wheel drive system if I wanted it to be one. Tomorrow I plan on starting the front bumper and that area. I am planning on using some Losi Baja Rey front A-Arms. Along with a metal Concepts rear axle. It comes in handy if you have somebody who can make you metal Parts on a mill. The only hard part about that is buying the mill and creating the design. I am undecided if I'm going to do sway bars or not. I think it'll add a lot of scale realism but I think it takes a lot of math and thinking which I'm not really good at LOL. The rear linkage four link using Losi Baja Rey links. Thanks for reading stay safe!
Logan

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LoganLemx

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Wow I haven't posted in a while. I took a little break I started my brazing and metal work. (See picture) I'm using 3/16 in brake line as my tubing so far it is working good. I have been using 1/16 in brazing wire that is coated in flux. Thanks for reading stay safe.
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